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Oil and gas group bags offshore substation deal

Wed 11 Jul 2018 by David Foxwell

Oil and gas group bags offshore substation deal
Petrofac is best known for its work in the offshore oil and gas industry but has secured a growing volume of work from offshore wind

Offshore oil and gas company Petrofac has secured another contract in the offshore wind industry.

Petrofac has been awarded a contract by TenneT, the Dutch-German transmission grid operator, for the Hollandse Kust Zuid offshore grid connection and the Alpha and optional Beta substations in the North Sea.

The Dutch government is targeting 3.5 GW of wind energy production capacity offshore by 2023. To achieve this, five 700 MW standardised concept transformer substations are planned for installation offshore Netherlands.

Petrofac will be responsible for the engineering, procurement, construction and installation of the third and fourth substations which have a total contract value of approximately US$200M.

Hollandse Kust Zuid platform Alpha is scheduled to become operational in 2021.

Hollandse Kust Zuid Beta is still subject to the tendering of the windfarm concession by the Dutch government and subsequently is scheduled to become operational in 2022.

In May 2018, Petrofac was awarded a long-term framework agreement with Transmission Capital Partners to provide engineering services across six of its offshore transmission owner assets.

In 2016 the company secured a contract from Iberdrola Engineering and Construction UK Limited to deliver a detailed engineering design to support the East Anglia One offshore windfarm. 

It first entered the offshore wind industry in early 2016 when, working with project partner GE, it secured a contract worth over 110M (US$146M) to engineer, construct and install a turnkey power system to connect up to 336 MW of clean energy from the Galloper offshore windfarm to the grid.

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